Then, I finished the top (also known as a flimsy) for my next Zig A Zag quilt featuring Island Batik's Mango Salsa Strip Pack. Pattern by Quilt In A Day. I've made 3 of these designs in different colors.
Here's a close up of the colors.
I need to pick a backing, and will get this layered and pin basted soon. Since my friends closed their store, I needed to find a place with a large table that I could tape the backing to, and then have time to baste it. I noticed the American Ribbon Factory had built such a table, and asked them if it was available. They said they would rent time on it, so I plan to have 2 or more tops to do, so I can get the best use of my time there. So, I picked out the next 2 projects. I'm still working on the blocks for the Hunter's Star in purple Island Batiks (up to 18 stars done) and I plan to make these two tops, as well. I'm not sure of the sizes yet. I think both will be lap sizes. I know, I still have others to finish quilting, but I need to get some of the others started. It fits my plan to pin a few at a time. Then, I can quilt a few in a row. A long arm machine would make this so much easier, but in the meantime, this is how I'll do it.
Here are the upcoming ones.
This is a Quilt In A Day Braid In A Day featuring Island Batiks in purples. I sold the last purple braid quilt, so I think this is a good choice. I enjoy making them, and needed a change from Zig A Zag. Both use
2 1/2" precut strips. I love the Island Batiks sets for these patterns. I've made 2 braid quilt tops.
This next is also a Quilt In A Day pattern, called Tossed 9 Patch. It's also one of my favorites, and used 5" charm squares. I had this set from Moda, called Spa. I need to get this done, too. All blues and white. This is ready to sew. The braid needs some cutting. So, when I'm in the mood to sew, I can easily piece. When I want to quilt, I'll have projects ready. I've used this pattern quite a few times.
Thanks for visiting! Come back to see the new tops. I hope to have them done soon. Then I need to get the costumes done. Always something fun!